Archive for the ‘meals’ Category

Rainy Day Reading …….

May 14, 2008

Today is Thursday, May 15th and another cloudy day with possible rain showing its ugly head… however, the upside to all this is the reading I can do. I have started Maggie Righetti’s book

Sweater Design in Plain English

I am on page 95 and still have not read anything that I did not already know. Perhaps due to my dressmaking days and sewing this knowlege has already been learnt. Now in all fairness to Ms. Rigetti the majority of information I learned was self taught and I have been knitting since I was 20 yrs of age. So, I am not a newbie at this. I will write more on this as I read on and get more into the meat of the book. I am hoping to learn something new and exciting that I don’t already know about design work. Her style of teaching is excellent though. For someone who wants to learn more about knitting will enjoy reading her informative book.

I have been working on my summer sweater and it looks so airy and comfy. I hope it hangs nice on me. I won’t know that until I finish it and try it on. It is with the spumoni colour of “Twist” yarn. I will make sure I take pictures and model this for everyone.

This design is one of my choosing and I am playing with the YO – K2tog on the front. The rest of the sweater is done in a garter stitch.

I am dieting and have lost 20 lbs. already. I am feeling really well and take a vitamin every day to make up for the major decrease in nutrients. The knitting helps me so much because I am not thinking of snacking. I am more involved with my designs then while I enjoy keeping busy.

I have a job interview next week for nursing at the local VA Medical Center. I hope to make a difference taking care of our veterans back from the war. I have not decided if I am going on for more certifications for hospice nursing. The VA Medical Center has super benefits and is very close to where I live.


Sunday Fare and An Easy Meal …………………………..

April 22, 2008

I always try to get a B1G1F meat when I can. On Sunday I used my extra London Broil and it turned out fabulous. How easy is this and its an old fashioned one pot meal ! So here is the recipe that only took me 15 min to throw together.

  • Beef Round Steak/London Broil – 3 to 4 lbs.
  • one jar of gravy
  • 3 stalks of celery with tops – diced
  • 1 onion or 2 scallions – diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic – minced
  • 2 bay leaves + 2 tsp. chopped rosemary or 1 tsp. ground rosemary
  • small bag of baby carrots
  • 4 large potatoes – cut in 2″ cubes – scrubbed + unpeeled

    First, I like to poke thru the meat several times, evenly, all over with the tip of a sharp knife, doing both sides. I feel that this gets more moisture through the meat for even cooking as well as helping to flavour it.

    Sautee the onion and celery with PAM cooking spray in a roasting pan and then add the garlic, bay leaves, spices and jar of gravy. Lay the steak on top of the ingredients and then top with the large cut potatoes and baby carrots. Sprinkle with celery salt and pepper to taste. Cover tightly with aluminum foil.

    Bake in oven at 350 degress for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

    This was a wonderful meal. Enjoy!

    Here is a neat picture of a place called “London Broil Tavern” in England I found while surfing about London Broil. {wink}